“This lesbian teen
rom-com is everything Love, Simon wasn’t.”


i-D Vice

“Growing up, a lesbian rom-com could have changed my life. This new Australian film made me weep.”


The Guardian


- Mardi Gras Film Festival 2020

“Refreshingly funny... deeply relatable” — Broadsheet

“Bundles humour, heart and history into a beautifully crafted narrative”
— Ange Hall, Curve Magazine


The first Australian film to open the Mardi Gras Film Festival, Ellie & Abbie (& Abbie’s Dead Aunt) is groundbreaking for a number of reasons! 

Director Monica Zanetti was inspired to make the film because she wanted to create a romantic comedy like those she loved as a teen but never saw herself represented in, “I wanted to create a queer film that is funny, charming and above all else hopeful."

"A Rom-Com That’s All About Queer Joy” — Junkee